The Pain of Rural Poverty: Our College Pick (The Atlantic)



Each week, The Atlantic’s Longreads blog highlights the best stories from the week, including the best of college journalism. Featured this week as Longreads’ “College Pick” is a story about rural poverty written by Dartmouth’s Charlie Rafkin ’16. His article, “Upper Valley Families Confront Rural Poverty,” was published in The Dartmouth on November 15.

“In a detailed report by Charlie Rafkin, the region’s economic data is paired with the voices of low-income families,” writes Aileen Gallagher for Longreads. “Rafkin doesn’t just point out the disparity, but also asks experts why the urban poor get all the press.”

Read the full story, published 11/20/13 by The Atlantic.


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